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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 13 Hansard (5 December) . . Page.. 4559 ..





Bruce - Advertising Sign

Ms Horodny - asked the Minister for the Environment, Land and Planning - In relation to the large sign erected on the southern corner of Haydon Drive and Ginninderra Drive, in Bruce, to advertise blocks for sale in the adjacent Huntley Estate-

(1) Was planning approval given to the erection of this sign, and if not, will the Government take action to have the sign removed

(2) If it was approved,

(a) What policies or guidelines were used to assess this sign; and

(b) On what basis was the sign considered to be in compliance with these policies or guidelines.

(3) Is this sign on public or private land, and if it is on public land, has any money been paid to the government for the use of public land for this sign.

Mr Humphries - the answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes, an application to erect a temporary sign at the corner of Ginninderra Drive and Haydon Drive was lodged on 5 September 1995 and conditional approval was granted on 18 September 1996. Therefore, no action to have the sign removed is necessary.

(2) (a) The proposal falls within the Major Roads Land Use Policies of the Territory Plan. Under that Policy temporary uses of the land are allowed and no performance controls apply. Nevertheless, the Sign Policies of the Territory Plan were used in considering the proposal.

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